Publications about indigenous peoples and issues in the Arctic

Below you find a list of our most recent English publications. If you are interested in publications in other languages such as Russian or Swedish please browse our 'Publications by language section', or make an advanced search under 'Search publications'.




With its 54 country specific reports and 12 articles on international processes, this new edition of THE INDIGENOUS WORLD gives a comprehensive overview of the main developments that have affected indigenous women and men in the course of 2015

IWGIA - 2016 April

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The 2014 edition contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples in 73 articles written by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists.

This year the book provides 58 country reports and 15 articles on international processes.

IWGIA - 2014 May 21

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This yearbook contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and provides an overview of the most important developments in international and regional processes during 2012.

IWGIA - 2013 May 25

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Briefing note on the consequences of coal mining on the livelihood of the Shorts and the Teleuts, two of Russia’s small numbered indigenous people in West Siberia.

IWGIA & Raipon - 2012 September

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Briefing note about the environmental consequences of mineral mining on the indigenous Evenkis, Nenets, Dolgans, Nganasans and Ents of the Russian Taimyr Peninsula.

IWGIA & Raipon - 2012 September

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The Russian Federation is home to more than 100 different peoples. Of these, 41 are legally recognised as “indigenous, small-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East".

This briefing note prepared by IWGIA gives a quick insight into the legal framework relevant for indigenous peoples in Russia and describes current problems and organisational responses. Finally it makes recommendations to international donors on how to support and strengthen the empowerment of the indigenous peoples in the Russian Federation.

IWGIA - 2012 March

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Featuring 58 country reports and a section on international processes relating to indigenous peoples, the book presents indigenous peoples’ voices and current concerns. It gives a unique overview of important events and developments in the indigenous world during 2010.

Available as both book and CD.

IWGIA - 2011 May

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Combined issue that brings together a mixture of different articles and perspectives on development, self-determination and the role of customary law. The articles touch upon indigenous peoples' economic, legal, social and political development.

IWGIA - 2010 December

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Mark Nuttall
The indigenous peoples of the circumpolar North have long been involved in struggles to make sense of, adapt to, and negotiate the impacts and consequences of resource development, but they have also been involved in struggles to gain some measure of control over development as well as to benefit from it.

IWGIA - 2010 December

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Featuring 64 country reports and a section on international processes relating to indigenous peoples, the book presents indigenous peoples’ voices and current concerns. It gives a unique overview of important events and developments in the indigenous world during 2009.

IWGIA - 2010 April

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This book identifies a need to move beyond discussions of ownership, power and control in favour of exploring new kinds of partnerships between museums and the peoples or countries of origin, partnerships based on equitability and reconciliation. The authors explore a wide variety of different cooperative approaches such as knowledge sharing, capacity building, and physical as well as virtual repatriation.

IWGIA / NKA - 2008 September

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This thematic issue of Indigenous Affairs examines some of the major oil and gas development projects that affect the lives and lands of indigenous peoples throughout the Circumpolar North, highlighting indigenous perspectives and concerns over such development.

IWGIA - 2006 October

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The indigenous peoples of the Arctic have achieved some of the most comprehensive self-government arrangements in the world. These are reflected upon in this collection of articles, based on discussions between indigenous peoples in Russia and other parts of the Circumpolar North.

IWGIA - 2005 January

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This book is a collection of articles written by indigenous leaders and politicians from all parts of Russia. The articles outline the history of indigenous peoples' struggle, events and conditions of the recent decade.

RAIPON & IWGIA - 2002 June

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The Nunavut story told in this book by authors who have all been involved with Nunavut and Inuit politics for a very long time is an important one for indigenous peoples around the world and for anyone interested in indigenous issues.
Stressing the political dynamics of the beginning of Nunavut's autonomous life, the authors provide a clear and accurate account of a remarkable political process.

IWGIA - 2000 June

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This yearbook provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1999 and 2000 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas, with a special focus on indigenous women.

IWGIA - 2000 May

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1998 and 1999 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas, with a special focus on indigenous women.

1999 May

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John B. Henriksen
The goal of this book is to create a basis for initial concrete evaluations of the question of establishing a joint political body for the Saami Parliaments elected by the Saami people in the three Nordic countries.

Nordic Sámi Institute & IWGIA - 1999 April

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1997 and 1998 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

Out of print!

IWGIA - 1998 May

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1996 and 1997 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

IWGIA - 1997 May

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When the United Nations approved the Study on Treaties, Agreements and other Constructive Arrangements between States and Indigenous Peoples in May 1989, Treaty Six Chiefs invited the Special Rapporteur, Miguel Alfonso Martínez, to attend an Elders and Treaty Six Chiefs' meeting.

IWGIA - 1997 April

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1995 and 1996 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

Out of print!

IWGIA - 1996 May

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This book contains a compilation of texts about the Small Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North and Far East.

IWGIA - 1996 January

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1994 and 1995 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

IWGIA - 1995 May

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1993 and 1994 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.

Out of print!

IWGIA - 1994 May

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1992 among indigenous peoples.

IWGIA - 1993 May

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1991 among indigenous peoples.

Out of print!

IWGIA - 1992 May

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This document is a presentation and an analysis of the present conflicts of interests between the anti-hunting movement and the indigenous peoples of the Arctic.

IWGIA and Inuit Circumpolar Conference - 1991 August

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1990 among indigenous peoples.

IWGIA - 1991 May

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This document, the second of two volumes, is a collection of articles concerning the problems and issues confronting the indigenous nations of North America.

IWGIA - 1991 February

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In the last few days of March 1990 indigenous peoples of the Russian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic met in the Kremlin to establish their first country-wide association. This document is from, and about, this meeting which resulted in the establishment of the "Association of the Small Indigenous Peoples of the Soviet North"

IWGIA - 1990 July 3

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1989 among indigenous peoples.

IWGIA - 1990 May

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1988 among indigenous peoples.

IWGIA - 1989 May

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This document, the first of two volumes, is a collection of articles comparing the problems and issues facing the indigenous nations of North America.

IWGIA - 1989 January

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1987 among indigenous peoples.

IWGIA - 1988 May

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This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1986 among indigenous peoples.

IWGIA - 1987 May

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This document looks at self-determination from the position of the indigenous peoples of Sámiland, Greenland and northern Canada and how they can fully express this right.

IWGIA - 1987 March

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Robert Paine
This document is an edited English version of a brief written for the Supreme Court of Norway with an added general introduction to the Saami, the Alta/Kautokeino project and the context of North Norway.

IWGIA - 1982 January

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